Kim Sargent-Wishart is an educator, researcher & artist specializing in somatic movement methodologies across a range of applications, including continuing education, creative development and leadership. She teaches classes (in person and online) based in Body-Mind Centering®, somatic writing and contemplative photography. Research & practice interests include embryology as a model for embodiment and creative practice, somatic writing, contemplative photography & perceptual process. Residing near Melbourne Australia, Kim is administrative director and teacher on the SME program at Somatic Education Australasia (SEA). She is a Certified Practitioner (1999) and Teacher (2019) of Body-Mind Centering® and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist (ISMETA).
Kim has studied and taught various forms of movement and bodywork for several decades, including receiving a BA with Honors in Dance (Wesleyan University, 1987), Massage Therapist qualification (Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, 1990), and an apprentice-based Pilates instructor training (San Francisco, 1993). She completed a PhD in Performance Studies from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia, 2016) with a focus on somatics, experiential embryology and Tibetan Buddhist philosophies in creative practice. Her arts practice is influenced by Miksang photography, screendance, somatic writing and dance/movement improvisation, and her writings have been published in several journals and anthologies. Kim teaches extensively online and is currently a visiting tutor at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
Circulate Movement Arts & Education hosts the Circulation Project as well as workshops and events.
Kim is co-director and faculty at Somatic Education Australasia (SEA), offering the Body-Mind Centering® licensed Somatic Movement Education program in Melbourne. She is the co-editor of The Art of Embodiment (2021) and co-founder of the ASTER association, a new not-for-profit based in Melbourne.
Recent publications include See where you are: somatic meditation and contemplative photography, Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Volume 8, Numbers 1-2, 1 December 2021, pp. 97-107(11).
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